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Before the Court hears a petition for adoption without the consent of the parents as provided in Section 7-135 of this Title, except proceedings pursuant to Section 7-135(A) of this Title, the person having authority to consent to the adoption, or the person petitioning for the adoption shall file an application for adoption without consent setting out the reason the consent of the other person is not necessary. The application shall be set for hearing at a date and time certain and the application shall contain the name of the child to be adopted, the time, date and place of the hearing, the reason that the child is eligible for adoption without the consent of the parent, guardian or custodian and a notice that the adoption may be ordered if the parent, guardian or custodian does not appear at the hearing and show cause why their consent is necessary. The application and notice shall be served on the parent, guardian or custodian whose consent is alleged to be unnecessary in the same manner that civil summons is served. The hearing on the application shall be at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the hearing on the adoption.